Dark-Dark Dark-Matter Matter-Matter

Nicolas Angelides

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Everything we see in the Universe makes up only a paltry 4% of the total sum. The rest is ‘dark’ – we know remarkably little about it other than what we call ‘Dark Energy’ is causing the expansion of the Universe to accelerate, and ‘Dark Matter’ is holding galaxies like our own Milky Way together. Scientists think that Dark Matter is everywhere, streaming through you as you read this right now! Understanding the nature of Dark Matter is one of the most important scientific missions of our time. In this talk, I will present what evidence we have for the existence of Dark Matter, what we know, and how we go about finding out more about it. Finally, I will entertain the idea of a Dark-Matter-inclusive universe and imagine what having access to such a resource would imply for humanity.

Everything we see in the Universe makes up only a paltry 4% of the total sum. The rest is ‘dark’ – we know remarkably little about it other than what we call ‘Dark Energy’ is causing the expansion of the Universe to accelerate, and ‘Dark Matter’ is holding galaxies like our own Milky Way together. Scientists think that Dark Matter is everywhere, streaming through you as you read this right now! Understanding the nature of Dark Matter is one of the most important scientific missions of our time. In this talk, I will present what evidence we have for the existence of Dark Matter, what we know, and how we go about finding out more about it. Finally, I will entertain the idea of a Dark-Matter-inclusive universe and imagine what having access to such a resource would imply for humanity.

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